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Within the Open Access Government Finance News section, you can find a wide variety of information on the changes in the financial sector.

We often explore the development of digital banking and the future of Fintech, along with the World Bank and World Trade Organisations (WTO) stories. You can also find expert opinions on many popular topics within this category along with insights into the financial changes in other countries.

This category also covers poverty and pensions in the UK along with any legal changes to financial law. Up to date articles are available on fiscal policy and trade wars within the sector.

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Why the manufacturing sector could mitigate the looming recession

The UK’s forthcoming recession is expected to be deeper than originally forecast; could the UK’s manufacturing sector save the nation from a complete recession?
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Online financial support at Carmarthenshire County Council

Carmarthenshire County Council is using online services to provide financial support to residents in light of the cost-of-living crisis.
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Creating greater social value in Housing Associations

How can Housing Associations create and increase their social value during economic uncertainty? Payment providers could gauge affordability and prioritise debt avoidance.
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Tackling skills shortages & inactivity head-on to deliver a resilient labour market

Mariya Mincheva from the European Economic and Social Committee, states the case for tackling skills shortages and inactivity head-on to deliver a resilient labour market.
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The Spring Budget: Navigating the potholes ahead

The Spring Budget reported positively on the economic context, with projected trends on inflation, economic growth and debt all going in the right direction.
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The 2023 Spring Budget: How can we get the economy moving again?

This week's 2023 Spring Budget has been keenly eyed following the turmoil that the last attempt at a budget created – how can the government improve the economy?
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Private equity: Shock absorber and growth catalyst

Private equity dampens business cycle fluctuations, improves capital allocation, and boosts growth, argues professor Christian Keuschnigg.
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How to manage your business cash flow during a recession

A recession can lead to business cash flow problems in your organisation, here's how you can learn to recession-proof your finances with effective cash flow management.
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Flexible payments: How the public sector can support the financially vulnerable

How can organisations strike the right balance during the cost of living crisis? Are flexible payments the answer?
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One year on: Impact of the Ukraine war on global energy prices

Kyushu University analyses the impact of the Ukraine war on global energy prices and social surplus using the monthly input-output model of 56 sectors in 44 countries.
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Inflation in the NHS: How do we better allocate capital funding?

Rising costs of living severely affect the NHS and the health sector, but can efficient capital funding mitigate soaring inflation?
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The rise of bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market

The cryptocurrency market, a digital or virtual currency marketplace that uses cryptography for security, has been on the rise in recent years.
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Should you change your broadband provider?

Over one third of Brits have never changed broadband provider, potentially missing out on savings of £162 a year.
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Struggling homeowners less likely to take remortgaging opportunities

What does the Bank of England base rate expected rise mean for homeowners already struggling to pay their monthly repayments?Is remortgaging the answer?
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How high can interest rates and public debt get?

The Bank of England puts its interest rates up for the 10th time, from 3.5% to 4% – the highest it has been since 2014.
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Five industries to see reduction in employer pension contributions

Amid a cost of living crisis and the retirement age increasing, employees are worried about cuts in employer pension contributions - who will be the worst hit?
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Curing the UK inflation rate: investment, high labour productivity, high wages

The UK inflation rate rose massively in 2022, exacerbating the cost-of-living crisis across the country. What can be done to counter these economic burdens?
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Will there be a housing market crash in 2023?

With just an 8% chance that house prices will drop this year, an all-out housing market crash is almost impossible.
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Gender savings gap: Women save 35% less than men in the UK

Women across the UK save a third less than their male counterparts due to a gender savings gap, leaving a disparity of 40% between men and women at the age of retirement.
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Finance and business trends for 2023

Rising inflation and the threat of recession present economic challenges for businesses, so what finance and business trends can we expect in 2023?

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